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Postby Metroid » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:37 am

I play in only one league and have for the past three years, so I'm pretty new to FFB. We play in a points only format(no playoffs)with the top thre taking home $$$. Its also a semi keeper where you can keep two players of your roster from last year. At our draft we give the person who came in last the first pick and use a round-robin format. We use a basic Yahoo scoring system. Does this league sound strange or dumb to anybody?

Ive noticed most people have a playoff format which makes me think my league is strange. But like I said I'm new to the fantasy part of football.

If any of you get the chance, tell me what you think of our format and describe yours and how it works, pros and cons and such.

Thanx guys! And have a safe new year!
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Postby VaderFin » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:03 am

Most leagues have a playoff format. Not all...but the vast majority.
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Postby Metroid » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:12 am

VaderFin wrote:Most leagues have a playoff format. Not all...but the vast majority.


Thanx Vader for that in depth response. :-b Maybe you or someone else knows of a link where I could get a better understanding of how a playoff format works?
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Postby Dirt Bag » Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:34 am

I'll explain...


In a playoff format, a number of teams gets to make the playoffs (usually 4,6,or 8). The #1 team gets the #1 seed in the bracket and so on. Then in a 4 team playoff, 1 seed plays 4 seed, 2 plays 3. In a 6 team format, 1 and 2 seed get byes and 3 and 6 play and 4 and 5 play. In an 8 team format, 1 seed plays 8, 2 plays 7 and so on. Winner moves on in the bracket.

Starting weeks varies on how many teams
4 - week 14 or 15
6 - week 13 or 14
8 - week 12 or 13

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Re: FFB formats

Postby Arlo » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:14 pm

Metroid wrote:Does this league sound strange or dumb to anybody?

Nah, neither strange nor dumb. It's really just a matter of taste. :-)

Most owners do prefer a head-to-head format with playoffs, though. The big advantage that football has over other fantasy sports is the schedule. With one game a week, head-to-head works very smoothly and elegantly (compared to, say, basketball, where one player might play two games with another playing four, and setting lineups is often more a matter of finessing the schedule than choosing the better player), and most football folks like to exploit that fact.

Still, nothing whatsoever wrong with a straight points league if that's your league's preference!
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Postby Metroid » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:31 pm

So the #1 seed gets a first round bye right? I have a hard time understanding how that is a bonus in FFB. What if the indivdual player matchups are eaiser during that bye and tougher the next week? How does the #1 seed benefit? Make since?
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Postby The Great Gambini » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:32 pm

The #1 seed would benefit by automatically advancing to the next round.
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Postby Metroid » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:35 pm

I understand.
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